- Dec 8, 2004
- Switch FC
Well to be honest, mature themes are already kind of handled already in Smash. come to mind, both as characters and their overall franchises. With a second thought, even Castlevania can be listed there, probably.I dont wanna generalize here (though I may giv eoff the wrong kind of message), but I think most Nintendo Diehards just dont care for more mature types of games that Dante, Doomguy and Leon come from unless they have the special Nintendo approval like Bayo has. Most diehards probably care for either the cartoony Mario-Pokemon-Kirby style or the anime somewhat kinda sorta gritty style seen in Fire Emblem, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Final Fantasy, Kid Icarus Uprising (or both) as opposed to the gritty and realistic (albeit fantasy) styles DOOM, RE and DMC have. These games also are more gory, that may have something to do with it.
I personally think more Mature characters in Smash is a good thing, since the entire point of Smash is to see worlds (and their aestethics, characters, identities etc) collide, so its really the only time youll see Snake snap Isabelles neck or King K Rool whail on Bayonetta in an official game. That, and many of the most influential games have an M rating, so ignoring them is ignoring a whole lot of gaming history (especially RE and DOOM).
Again, not trying to say all Nintendo diehards only play kid games or whatever, but Nintendos history for shuffling mature games undrer the rug may have lead to a general disinterest among fans that exclusivley play on Nintendo. Thats my best guess at why most people arent rooting for them as much, at least.
Then there's also ultcorrin: of course who all do a whole lot of "mature" stuff in their games
No, honestly, speaking as a Nintendo "fanboy", mature themes are fine. We just don't hold too much attachment to those franchises or games because most have never been on Nintendo before. It's quite simple... Try to "sell" Smash to your Sony and Microsoft fanboy friends, and share the results here. It ought to be similar. The market has been sort of "divided" for a reason; people like what they like.